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Homeowners Insurance Doesn’t Cover Termite Damage

Homeowners Insurance Doesn’t Cover Termite Damage– Are You Protected? A typical homeowners insurance policy generally doesn’t include coverage for termite damage. Most likely you’re not protected. Are You Protected From Termites? Termites will travel over a football field looking for food. Termites have been in the forest for thousands of years before you built your house. The trees in this forest have been around for a long time and the cycle of life with termites recycling the wood is a constant thing. You have roots under the ground everywhere and populations of termite colonies eating those roots. That’s why it’s really important that you set up a barrier around your… Read More

Wood Destroying Ants: What You Need to Know

Carpenter ants

A carpenter ant infestation can come out of nowhere, and unlike regular ants, they often cause significant damage to your home’s structure. Carpenter ants do not eat wood. However, they do like to nest in it. Damage occurs as they build their nest or add to their colony. If you are concerned about these little pests, the following tips will help you ward off an infestation. Carpenter Ants and Termites Carpenter ants and termites can both have wings. They look a lot alike, so it is often hard to determine what type of pest you are dealing with. Examine the body to figure out what you have. Carpenter ants are… Read More

Tips for Identifying and Eliminating Termites

House termites

A termite is a small, wood-eating insect that secretly causes damage to wood constructed homes. According to reports from the United States Department of Agriculture, the U.S. spends approximately $5 billion each year on controlling and preventing their destructive habits. With upwards of 600,000 U.S. homes damaged by termites annually, pest control companies have their hands full staying ahead of the tiny critters. Alaska is the only state that doesn’t have termites so unless you plan on moving to the cold state, you need to be aware of the signs of termite damage. A small termite colony starts slow and only has about 10,000 members, but if they’re left alone… Read More

5 For Friday: This Week’s Link Round-Up

Pest Control Links Round-Up

5 For Friday: This Week’s Link Round-Up   One Bald Face You Don’t Want at Your BBQ Bald Face Hornets are notorious for ruining summer barbeques, and such was the case at a neighborhood Memorial Day BBQ recently in Columbus, OH. Read all about it, and what can be done to prevent/remove these hornets and their paper nests. More.. Debunking Home Pest Control Myths Here are three common pest control misconceptions, debunked by a pest control professional. More… What Works & What Doesn’t When It Comes To Mosquito Pest Control Mosquito season is in full swing, and all of us are clamoring for the best mosquito control methods and products… Read More